The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 14 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 6.80% 3.64% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 15.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£135 £443 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -
WAN
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 20.41% 23.64% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 2
Average daily rate £325 £363 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +113.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) VoIP
7 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 5 (29.41%) VMware
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) IIS
9 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
9 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
9 3 (17.65%) Project Management
9 3 (17.65%) Citrix
9 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (17.65%) PDA
10 2 (11.76%) QA
10 2 (11.76%) Clustering
10 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
10 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
10 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) IIS
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (35.29%) VoIP
3 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
4 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) PDA
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
5 2 (11.76%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) F5